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## Re: \times -> \tuplet

 From: Graham Percival Subject: Re: \times -> \tuplet Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 15:13:47 -0800

On Sun, 27 Jan 2008 23:57:55 +0100
Rune Zedeler <address@hidden> wrote:

> Graham Percival skrev:
> > OTOH, those people are probably more technically inclined than
> > those who will move to the new \tuplet command, so they can write
> > their own python script to change all the new \tuplet back into
> > \times.  We could even add that script to LSR...
>
> IMO the nice way to do this would be to add a "conservative"-option
> to convert-ly. When conservative is on, convert-ly tries to stay as
> close as possible to the old syntax (i.e. keeping "times"), when
> conservative is off, it tries to use as many of the new constructs as
> it can (ie. translating times->tuplet). Of course we "could" (sigh)
> expand the use of the conservative option to lots of other
> constructs.

Like  \relative {   =>   \relative c' {

> This would take a lot of time, but adding the skeleton,
> i.e. reading the option from the command line and making it
> accessible from the convert-ly-rules could afaics be quickly done by
> a python-hacker.

Well, this is always the problem with open-source: it takes to
time implement new features, and then it takes time to maintain
them.  (that said, this could probably be done in such a way that
maintenance is not an issue)

Cheers,
- Graham



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